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Easter Chocolate Granola Cakes

Easter Chocolate Granola Cakes

Feeling the urge to do something Eastery with a packet of chocolate mini eggs I had, I pondered upon what I should do with them. The old faithful cupcake sprang to mind but aware of the abundance of recipes for egg adorned Easter cupcakes I wanted to do something a bit different. Then the classic chocolate rice crispy or cornflake cake sprang to mind but again that’s been done a million times before. Then I thought about the different cereals I had and realised I had a box of Aldi Pecan and Maple Crunch which I had just bought that day for the first time. “Perfect” I thought, it looked just like granola which as a family we have only recently discovered and love using it in all sorts of different ways. I was particularly impressed with the price of £1.19 as the granola at my local supermarket is really dear so I only really buy it when it’s on offer.

Easter Chocolate Granola Cakes

I use dark and milk chocolate as I find this gives a really intense chocolate flavour which is neither too sweet nor too bitter. I wasn’t totally sure if this combination of chocolate & granola would be a match made in heaven but I needn’t have worried, the Easter Chocolate Granola Cakes were a total hit with the family and the pecan nuts went really well. With health in mind I made the cakes in small silicone cupcake cases as they are quite rich and so you don’t need to eat a lot to be satisfied. I say “I made” but in truth I was the over-seer as my daughter made these cakes from start to finish with just a little help from me. If you have children then these really are the perfect Easter treat for them to make as they are so quick and easy and there’s no hot oven to contend with.

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What will you be baking this Easter with your children? (Apart from my cakes of course:-)!

Easter Chocolate Granola Cakes

As the granola style cereal was such good value and the chocolate bars I used were value bars at 30p each I am entering my cakes into Credit Crunch Munch which I am hosting this month and which I jointly run with Helen of Fuss Free Flavours. I’m also entering Simply Food’s Sweet Treats for Easter challenge. Then there’s Jibber Jabber’s Love Cake event where the theme is Springing into Easter. Spring into Easter is also the theme for Treat Petite this month hosted by Cakey Boi and alternately with The Baking Explorer. Finally I’m entering the We Should Cocoa event where the theme again is Easter which is run by Choclette and is this month being hosted by Rachel Cotterilll.

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Easter Chocolate Granola Cakes
 
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Awesome nuggets of chocolately goodness made with chocolate and granola and topped with a chocolate egg - perfect for children to make for Easter.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 100g Dark Chocolate
  • 100g Milk Chocolate
  • 50g Butter
  • 150g Granola or similar cereal (I used Aldi’s Pecan & Maple Crunch)
  • 12 Cadbury’s Mini Eggs or similar
Instructions
  1. Lay out 12 small silicone or paper cake cakes (ie not muffin sized).
  2. Break up the chocolate into segments and place in bowl with the butter over a pan of barely simmering water.
  3. Use a wooden spoon to stir the chocolate mixture until it has melted and then fold in the granola until coated.
  4. Using a couple of teaspoons spoon the mixture into the cake cases and decorate with a chocolate egg.
  5. Place in the fridge to set.
  6. Once set can be stored in a cake tin at room temperature.

Easter Chocolate Granola Cakes

Waiting whilst these cakes set in the fridge is quite tortuous!

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  1. Elizabeth

    What a great idea to keep the wee ones busy for awhile :)

  2. ZARA

    Great Idea!

  3. Miss. Lucinda Fountain

    Really easy-to-make and just perfect for Easter!!

    These are a MUST make bake :)

  4. Laura

    I’ve thought about doing this myself but have never actually done it because I wondered if it would work. Now I know it definitely does so it might be a good why to use up old cereal!

    1. Camilla

      Glad to be the granola pioneer LOL:_)

  5. Ursula Hunt

    last day to ‘pig’ out on all that chocolate then back to reality of weight watching

  6. Herbert Appleby

    ahhh these look exceedingly yummy this evening :)

  7. Natalie White

    These look amazing and we have all the ingredients in the cupboard, will definitely be doing some family baking tomorrow :D

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous:-)

  8. Heather Haigh

    Ooh, fun in a bun case. :)

    1. Camilla

      Fun indeed:-)

  9. Amanda Johnson

    They look so delicious and I have never thought of using alternative cerals and granola before. We have experimented with different chocolates like Mars, ferrero rocher and adding things like dried fruit etc but the cereal bar and cereal options opens a whole new world to chocolate hedgehogs :)

    1. Camilla

      My husband said today that I though outside the box on this recipe, I replied “outside the cereal box” LOL:-)

  10. blueberry88

    Ooh these sound and look delicious! I have never thought of using granola before, thanks for the recipe :)

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it works so well:-)

  11. Danika Lloyd

    Nice twist – I like it!! :-)

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  12. Jill Cordner

    These look delicious, I have to attempt to make them x

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous, let me know how you get on:-)

  13. Herbert Appleby

    just what the doctor ordered for Easter bunnies.

  14. helen atkins

    My family love baking at Easter, will be giving these ago make a change from cornflakes.

    1. Camilla

      Great, they really are delicious:-)

  15. Ursula Hunt

    I love the look on the childrens faces at the decoration on easter cakes

  16. Deena Kakaya

    great idea, and if it gets my boy eating granola…x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Deena, I’m sure it would:-)

  17. glenn hutton

    I love making cakes and these look delicious…

  18. Carolyn Clapham

    Lovely twist on a classic.

  19. Paul Wilson

    Great idea, love the little nests.

  20. Rachel O'neill

    We love baking for easter will be making a variation of these using shredded wheat or rice crispies!

  21. Maya Russell

    I’ll certainly make these with my daughters. Unfortunately, one does not like nuts, so will have to find a nut free granola.

    1. Camilla

      I really don’t think she’d detect them as these are so chocolately and the pecan isn’t a strong flavoured nut – at least not in this amount of chocolate:-)

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